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BlackBerry Curve 8520

BlackBerry Curve 8520
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Product Features:

  • No 3G
  • Wi-Fi
  • 512 MHz Processor
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 256 MB inbuilt memory
  • 2.64 inches, 320 x 240 px display
  • 2 MP Camera
  • Memory Card Supported, upto 32 GB
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Product Review:

  • Sleek lightweight design
  • Trackpad works well
  • Dedicated media keys
  • Supports calls over Wi-Fi
  • Very good attachment support;
  • Many features are unusable without a BlackBerry Internet Service account (plan)
  • BlackBerry OS offers basic text-only submenus
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Specs Score
Very Poor
Group: Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 8,000
This Phone:
25
Average:
50
Maximum:
Group Rank:  #262 out of  157 mobiles
Overall Rank:  #1589 out of  3090 mobiles

Quick Specifications[See Full Specifications]

  • General:
  • Blackberry OS
  • Qwerty
  • Display:
  • 2.64 inches
  • 320 x 240 pixels
  • Camera:
  • 2 MP
  • Video Recording
  • Technical:
  • 256 MB Inbuilt Memory
  • Memory Card Support, upto 32 GB
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 512 MHz Processor
  • Connectivity:
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Extra:
  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • 3.5 mm Headphone

Analysis Group Range: Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 8,000

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Technical

CPU Speed

below average
This Device:
512 MHz
Group Avg:
1 GHz
Group Best:
1.3 GHz
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RAM

below average
This Device:
128 MB
Group Avg:
512 MB
Group Best:
1 GB
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Memory Inbuilt

below average
This Device:
256 MB
Group Avg:
4 GB
Group Best:
16 GB
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Display

Display Size

below average
This Device:
2.64 inches
Group Avg:
4.5 inches
Group Best:
6 inches
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Display Resolution

worst
This Device:
320 x 240 px
Group Avg:
480 x 800 px
Group Best:
720p
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Display Ppi

below average
This Device:
152 ppi
Group Avg:
218 ppi
Group Best:
294 ppi
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Camera

Camera Resolution

worst
This Device:
2 MP
Group Avg:
5 MP
Group Best:
8 MP
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Camera Videosize

below average
This Device:
320 x 240 px
Group Avg:
720p
Group Best:
1080p
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Front Camera

This Device:
No
Group Avg:
VGA (0.3 MP)
Group Best:
5 MP
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Battery

Battery Size

below average
This Device:
1150 mAH
Group Avg:
1700 mAH
Group Best:
2500 mAH
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Battery Standby

average
This Device:
17 Days
Group Avg:
12.7 Days
Group Best:
37.5 Days
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Battery Talktime

below average
This Device:
4.5 Hours
Group Avg:
7 Hours
Group Best:
24 Hours
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General

Thickness

below average
This Device:
13.9 mm
Group Avg:
10.5 mm
Group Best:
7.8 mm
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Weight

above average
This Device:
106 g
Group Avg:
131 g
Group Best:
80 g
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Advantages

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General
Has A Qwerty Keypad
Qwerty keypad allows you to type faster.
Technical
Supports Memory Card
upto 32 GB
Memory cards give your device more storage capacity. So you can store more songs, photos and videos.
Connectivity
Supports WiFi
You can connect to wifi hotspots in your area to experience a superior internet experience.
Supports Bluetooth v2.0
Bluetooth enables you to wirelessly listen to music and calls using bluetooth headsets.
Has A 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Having 3.5mm Jack enables you to connect to large number of other devices (such as speakers, headphones) having 3.5mm Port.
Extra
Supports Video Player
Watch your favourite video songs and movies in video player. It supports MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV file types.
Supports Music Player
Listen to your favourite songs in music player. It supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR etc. file types.
Battery
Long Battery Standby Time
17 Days (Average: 12.7 Days)
With long battery standby time, phone battery can last more days without charging in idle condition.

Disadvantages

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Display
Relatively Smaller Screen
2.64 inches (Average: 4.5 inches)
It has relatively smaller screen than other mobile phones in this price range. You can get better.
Camera
Low Resolution Camera
2 MP (Average: 5 MP)
Low resolution camera will not take very sharp and clear photos.
Low Quality Video Recording
320 x 240 px
Recorded videos will be of low resolution and quality.
No Front Camera
Front Camera enables you to take your own photos and do videocalling (on supported mobile phones).
Technical
Limited Storage Capacity
256 MB (Average: 4 GB)
Considering this phone's level of use, it has less amount of memory to store songs, videos, photos and applications.
Slower CPU
512 MHz (Average: 1 GHz)
Slower CPU has trouble in running graphics rich applications.
Limited Amount Of RAM
128 MB (Average: 512 MB)
Small RAM has trouble in running more applications at the same time, which makes the phone little slower.
Connectivity
Doesn't Support 3G
3G Enabled Handsets give you more download speed and a faster internet experience.
Doesn't Support GPS
GPS is used for determining your location. You can get directions to a place with the help of GPS.
Can't Output To TV
You can't connect your phone to a TV.
Extra
Doesn't Have An Accelerometer
Accelerometer Detects motion as well as the orientation of a device (horizontally or vertically).
Doesn't Have A Gyroscope
Gyroscope Determines orientation and rotation and provides more accurate 3D motion tracking than an accelerometer.
Doesn't Have A Compass
Compass Determines direction facing relative to North, East, West and South.
Doesn't Have A FM Radio
You Can't Listen to your favourite radio stations on your phone.
Battery
Short Battery Talk Time
4.5 Hours (Average: 7 Hours)
With short battery talk time, you won't be able to talk continously on the phone for a long period of time without charging.

Full Specifications

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General
Sim Type:GSM
Dual Sim:No
Device Type:Smartphone
Release Date:July, 2009
Design
Dimensions:109 x 60 x 13.9 mm
Weight:106 g
Form Factor:Classic (Candybar)
Qwerty:Yes
Display
Type:Color TFT screen, 65K colors
Touch:No
Size:2.64 inches, 320 x 240 pixels
PPI:~ 152 PPI
Memory
Phonebook:Unlimited
Internal:256 MB inbuilt, 128 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM
Card Slot:Yes, upto 32 GB
Connectivity
GPRS:Yes
EDGE:Yes
3G:No
Wifi:Yes
Bluetooth:Yes, v2.0
USB:Yes, microUSB
Extra
3.5mm Headphone Jack:Yes
Camera
Camera:Yes, 2 MP
Video Recording:Yes, 320 x 240 px
Front Camera:No
Technical
OS:Blackberry OS
CPU:512 MHz Processor
Java:Yes
Browser:Yes, supports HTML
Multimedia
Supports:MMS, Instant Messaging, Voice Recording, Voice Commands, Calendar
Email:Yes
Music:MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR
Video:MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
FM Radio:No
Battery
Size:1150 mAH, Li-ion Battery
Standby time:17 days
Talk time:4.5 hours
74
Expert Rating
Good
Based on 7 Reviews
Positive:
5
Mixed:
1
Negative:
0
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December 22, 2009
BlackBerry Curve 8520 review: BlackBerry Lite

With so many shortcomings and so little nice surprises to offer in return, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 isn't an easy handset to recommend. Maybe if the BlackBerry service is essential to you and your budget is so limited that you cannot afford the better looking Curve 8900 or the more functional Bold 9700 then this may be your only option.

And if you are looking for a new mobile user experience and are researching the BlackBerry smartphones we would suggest that you keep looking. read more →

  • 2.46" 65K-color TFT landscape display of QVGA resolution
  • Comfortable four-row full QWERTY keyboard
  • Quad-band GSM support, Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 2 megapixel camera with fixed focus
  • 512MHz CPU
  • Many features are unusable without a BlackBerry Internet Service account (plan)
  • BlackBerry OS offers basic text-only submenus
  • Mediocre camera performance and features
  • No FM radio
  • No 3G support
70
August 10, 2009
BlackBerry Curve 8520 (T-Mobile)

The BlackBerry Curve 8520's powerful messaging abilities and slick trackpad are well worth the entry price—just make sure you live in an area with solid T-Mobile coverage. read more →

  • Sleek form factor and accurate trackpad are genuine improvements
  • Near-perfect keyboard
  • Excellent value (providing you buy it at Walmart).
    60
    August 23, 2011
    Will BlackBerry's entry-level smartphone lure you in?

    Overall, the Curve 8520 is a nice little handset. It's a shame that some of the materials used aren't of a higher standard, but it offers good usability and a cheap entry point into RIM's impressive BlackBerry range. read more →

    • Responsive
    • Good usability
    • Relatively cheap
    • Connectivity is lacking
    • Corners have been cut generally
    80
    June 25, 2009
    RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 Review

    Callers were pleased with sound quality on the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520, giving us an 8/10 rating. On our end they were noticeably worse; there was a ton of background static, they sounded very distant and hollow and in general we had a hard time understanding them. Battery life has not been rated yet, but given RIM’s history and especially from an EDGE device we’d expect a generous talk time. read more →

    • Best in class keyboard
    • Good size and feel
    • Optical trackpad is good after you get used to it
    • Sound quality on our end was awful
    • Plastic components may not stand up to time as well
    73
    August 6, 2009
    BlackBerry Curve 8520

    The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a sleek entry-level smartphone that delivers some nice design enhancements and great performance. read more →

    • Responsive optical trackpad and dedicated media controls
    • Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth
    • 2-megapixel camera
    • good call quality.
    • Lacks 3G support and GPS
    • downloaded apps can be saved to the phone's main memory only.
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    80
    User Rating
    Very Good
    Based on 1 Reviews
    Positive:
    1
    Mixed:
    0
    Negative:
    0
    80
     from  Smartprix
    August 22, 2013
    Handy, Nice And Usable Phone

    It is a very helpful and good phone to use, its OS supports almost every software and BlackBerry World is awesome for it.

    • BlackBerry World, is very helpful and nice, new apps for free.
    • Easy to use phone, basic and must have features.
    • Typing is very easy.
    • All In All nice phone.
    • The Side Areas, made of plastic have very poor durability, not so good.
    • 3G and GPS not supported.

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